Deaf Smith County, TX

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2019 Population
18,736
0.862% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
31.9
0.313% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
16.2%
6.94% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$49,701
4.13% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$91,100
0.763% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
8,450
1.53% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Deaf Smith County, TX had a population of 18.7k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $49,701. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Deaf Smith County, TX declined from 18,899 to 18,736, a −0.862% decrease and its median household income declined from $51,841 to $49,701, a −4.13% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Deaf Smith County, TX are White (Hispanic) (65%), White (Non-Hispanic) (24.7%), Other (Hispanic) (4.18%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.01%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.64%). 0% of the households in Deaf Smith County, TX speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

87.3% of the residents in Deaf Smith County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Deaf Smith County, TX was $91,100, and the homeownership rate was 64%. Most people in Deaf Smith County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Deaf Smith County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Deaf Smith County, TX is home to a population of 18.7k people, from which 87.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 65.4% of Deaf Smith County, TX residents were born outside of the country (12.3k people).

In 2019, there were 2.63 times more White (Hispanic) residents (12.2k people) in Deaf Smith County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.63k White (Non-Hispanic) and 784 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Deaf Smith County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    12.2k ± 380
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.63k ± 25
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    784 ± 268
72.8%
Hispanic Population
13.6k people

In 2019, there were 2.63 times more White (Hispanic) residents (12.2k people) in Deaf Smith County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.63k White (Non-Hispanic) and 784 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

72.8% of the people in Deaf Smith County, TX are hispanic (13.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Deaf Smith County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

65.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.3k people
16.5%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.11k people

As of 2019, 65.4% of Deaf Smith County, TX residents (12.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Deaf Smith County, TX was 16.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

26
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Deaf Smith County, TX was 31.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Deaf Smith County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Deaf Smith County, TX residents was 32.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,517,866 ± 37,182 people
  2. India
    267,786 ± 12,644 people
  3. El Salvador
    216,011 ± 11,367 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,517,866 Texas residents, followed by India with 267,786 and El Salvador with 216,011.

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Citizenship

87.3%
2019 Citizenship
87.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 87.3% of Deaf Smith County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Deaf Smith County, TX was 87.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    138 ± 80
  2. Vietnam
    118 ± 71
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    87 ± 64

Deaf Smith County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Texas. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Deaf Smith County, TX is $49,701. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Deaf Smith County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $56,012, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $49,826 and $48,007.

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,245. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Deaf Smith County, TX employs 8.45k people. The largest industries in Deaf Smith County, TX are Manufacturing (1,705 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,147 people), and Retail Trade (951 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($115,583), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,701
2019 value
± $3,904
−4.13%
1 Year Growth
± 11.8%

Households in Deaf Smith County, TX have a median annual income of $49,701, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,841 in 2018, which represents a −4.13% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,707
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $741
$49,245
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $549

In 2019, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Texas
  1. Asian
    $69,055 ± $2,236
  2. White
    $55,439 ± $530
  3. American Indian
    $49,081 ± $7,151

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Texas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Deaf Smith County, TX is from Texas.
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas
0.482
2018 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2019, the income inequality in Texas was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.281% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Deaf Smith County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $56,012, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $49,826 and $48,007.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Deaf Smith County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Deaf Smith County, TX (3k out of 18.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    2,760 ± 367
  2. Hispanic
    2,430 ± 344
  3. Other
    90 ± 100

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Deaf Smith County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.45k
2019 Value
± 649
−1.53%
1 Year decline
± 10.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Deaf Smith County, TX declined at a rate of −1.53%, from 8.58k employees to 8.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Deaf Smith County, TX, are Production Occupations (1,199 people), Management Occupations (708 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (699 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Deaf Smith County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Deaf Smith County, TX, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,199 people), Management Occupations (708 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (699 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Deaf Smith County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.4 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.51 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.04 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Deaf Smith County, TX, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($59,095), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,389), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($54,085).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.45k
2019 Value
± 649
−1.53%
1 Year decline
± 10.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Deaf Smith County, TX declined at a rate of −1.53%, from 8.58k employees to 8.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Deaf Smith County, TX, are Manufacturing (1,705 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,147 people), and Retail Trade (951 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Deaf Smith County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Deaf Smith County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Deaf Smith County, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,705 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,147 people), and Retail Trade (951 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Deaf Smith County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.5 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.02 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Deaf Smith County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($115,583), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,000).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $358B
  2. $332B
  3. $284B

In 2018, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $358B, followed by Crude petroleum ($332B) and Gasoline ($284B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.8T
2018 Value in Texas
$5.07T
Projected 2045 Value in Texas
81.2% growth

In 2018, total outbound Texas trade was $2.8T. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $5.07T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $97.6B
  2. $67.7B
  3. $60.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.6B, followed by Michigan with $67.7B and California and $60.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Deaf Smith County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 69% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (28.1%), followed by Other (2.85%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Deaf Smith County, TX
69% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 94.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 93.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 92% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 94.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Texas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Deaf Smith County, TX was $91,100 in 2019, which is 0.379 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $91,800 to $91,100, a 0.763% decrease. The homeownership rate in Deaf Smith County, TX is 64%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Deaf Smith County, TX have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Deaf Smith County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$91,100
2019 Median
± $4,876
$91,800
2018 Median
± $3,344

In 2019, the median property value in Deaf Smith County, TX declined from to $91,100 from the previous year's value of $91,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Deaf Smith County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Deaf Smith County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,701
Median Household Income
± $3,904
6.15k
Number of Households
± 491

In 2019, the median household income of the 6.15k households in Deaf Smith County, TX declined from $49,701 from the previous year's value of $51,841.

The following chart displays the households in Deaf Smith County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Deaf Smith County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Deaf Smith County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

64%
2019 Homeownership
63.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 64% of the housing units in Deaf Smith County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Deaf Smith County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Deaf Smith County, TX have a shorter commute time (14.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.91% of the workforce in Deaf Smith County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (85.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.01%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.19%)

In 2019, 85.9% of workers in Deaf Smith County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.01%) and those who worked at home (3.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Deaf Smith County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Deaf Smith County, TX have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

80.3% of the population of Deaf Smith County, TX has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 9.13% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Deaf Smith County, TX see 9380 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.403% decrease from the previous year (9418 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3091 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 18546 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.2%). Additionally, Burleson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

9,380 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Deaf Smith County, TX

Primary care physicians in Deaf Smith County, TX see an average of 9,380 patients per year. This represents a 0.403% decrease from the previous year (9,418 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Deaf Smith County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Texas.
$6,998
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Texas
$4,696
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,273
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,895
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.7%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
18.5%
Medicaid
9.13%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.22%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Deaf Smith County, TX declined by 3.59% from 20.4% to 19.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Deaf Smith County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 23.2% prevalence
  2. 22.7% prevalence
  3. 22.5% prevalence

Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 23.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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